Due to industrial action taking place across the country on Wed 1 Feb, we’re asking visitors to please check our closures webpage before you travel to any of our sites, including Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle
Browse our varied publications, ranging from visitor guides and coffee table books to conservation guidance leaflets and academic reference reports.
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A teacher-led trail exploring maths around Edinburgh Castle
This trail is a cross-curricular activity covering the Numeracy and Mathematics and Social Studies areas of the Curriculum for Excellence.
Illustrated Activity Booklet & Teachers Notes
A partnership project between Historic Environment Scotland & National Records of Scotland, this booklet for young learners commemorates the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.
Updated 2019 in English and other languages
Visit key locations in the castle and see if you can discover the answers to these questions about the Jacobite Risings
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
The Go Auld Reekie handling box contains replica and original objects that tell us about life in Edinburgh before, and during, the 18th century.
The Go Roman Handling Box contains replica Roman objects for use in the classroom.
A publication for teachers investigating abbeys and priories in Scotland.
A resource for teachers planning a visit to Arbroath Abbey.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Blackness Castle.
A resource for teachers planning to visit Bothwell Castle.
Introduction for children on medieval life and cooking in a castle.
Information for children on castle life and feasting in the Great Hall.
Information for children on working in a castle.